Just a few days ago, thousands across the country observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This week on Driving Participation, reflect on the legacy of the civil rights leader and how it can inspire you to effect change in your own community. How did the movement to get involved in community service in his honor begin? Beth takes a look at the holiday’s history and the lessons you can learn from MLK Day for your own work. Revisit past episodes to hear how the work other Driving Participation guests do can inspire you, too!
She takes a look at:
- How MLK Day got started and how it’s grown to the movement it is today
- How your own organization can organize its own MLK Day of Service effort
- Getting involved in pre-existing holidays, such as Giving Tuesday or National Wear Red Day…
- …Or even creating your own holiday!
- The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service: mlkdayofservice.org
- Corporation for National & Community Service
- Giving Tuesday: www.givingtuesday.org
- American Heart Association National Wear Red Day
- Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Grave Digger’s Ball
- Tobi Johnson Session
- Jamie MacDonald- Turning Online Events into a Party for your Cause
- Session 17 – The Real Reach of Social Media with Abigail Quesinberry
- Session 22 – Manufacturing Viral Campaigns with Justin Ware
- Session 28 – Starting a Movement and Building Momentum with Kait Sheridan
- Session 79 – A #GivingTuesday Resource Roundup from our Podcast guests
- Session 83 – Evolving #GivingTuesday with Amie Simpson
- Session 100 – Engaging Volunteers with a Social Media Buzz Team with Karen Bantuveris
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